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Top 5 New Innovations in Health Care Technology To Watch Out On 2020

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The following are the top 5 new innovations in health care technology, some of which aided in the early lung cancer diagnosis of Amos B, a 58-year-old man who had been coughing up blood for 2 months. Amos was also experiencing loss of appetite, hoarseness, wheezing, and shortness of breath; he had smoked 2 packs of non-filtered cigarettes daily since he was 15 years old. 

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Amos’ early lung cancer was diagnosed using artificial intelligence for the analysis of his lung CT and of lung biopsy samples. He received early treatment and recovered completely.

#1 – Artificial Intelligence for Use in the Pathological Diagnosis of Lung Cancer

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the performance of tasks by computers that normally would require the input of human intelligence.

Using AI, specialized pathology computer programs are able to diagnose lung cancer based on the recognition of abnormalities found on slides of pathological specimens of lung tissue[1].

To accomplish this, a computer program was programmed to read hundreds of pathological slides of lung tissue and recognize various forms of lung cancer with an accuracy rate even higher than that of pathologists.

#2 – 3D Printing for Use in Total Knee Replacements

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3D printers, which were first developed in 1983, make 3-dimensional objects by laying down successive layers of material following a computer-aided design (CAD).

This specialized software uses the specific measurements of CT scans of the knee, hip, and ankle to make an exact 3D model of a patient’s knee.

When a knee replacement is produced by 3D printing, the layers of the knee replacement consist of ABS plastic, resin, stainless steel, gold, silver, titanium, ceramic, and gypsum.

This process has been used in over 100,000 complete knee replacements during 2019.

3D-printed knee replacement results in shorter hospital stays, decreased recovery times, decreased post-operative pain, increased post-operative range of motion, and a better overall custom fit.[2]

#3 – Shravya Shetty: Artificial Intelligence Used to Diagnose Lung Cancer by Chest CT

Shravya Shetty[3], the head researcher of a Google Health Team, has developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to accurately diagnose lung cancer by analyzing chest CT scans.

The AI algorithm follows a set of commands (algorithms) to analyze the chest CT and even “learns” as it reviews CT scans.

After being trained with 45,000 lung cancer patients’ chest CT scans fed into an AI program, the AI program picked up 5% more cases of lung cancer then a team of 6 board-certified radiologists.

It also had 11% fewer false positive readings.

#4 – Semma Therapeutics Implantable Device for Insulin Delivery

Semma Therapeutics[4], recently acquired by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, is in the process of developing an implantable device for type 1 diabetes (which occurs due to an autoimmune response that attacks the insulin-producing beta cells of the pancreas).

This implantable device contains a supply of pancreatic islet cells derived from high-quality human pluripotent stem cells.

These stem-cell derived pancreatic cells have been found to produce almost normal levels of insulin and successfully lower blood sugar levels.

The insulin is released through the membrane of the device, which is permeable to insulin and glucose but not to immune cells.

This keeps immune cells out of the device, thus avoiding immune reactions such as organ rejection.

#5 – D’OXYVA Deoxyhemoglobin Peripheral Vasodilator

D’OXYVA[5] is an innovative, painless, non-invasive, deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator application that works by applying a transdermal vapor of CO2 and water through the skin of the thumb over a 5-minute period.

The CO2 then travels to the microcirculation system (smallest blood vessels in the body: arterioles, venules, and capillaries), where it stimulates vasodilation.

This vasodilation of the microcirculation system increases the amount of oxygen and nutrients delivered to the tissues, which results in various healing effects.

D’OXYVA, which is produced by Circularity Healthcare, has been used with great application success in non-healing diabetic foot ulcers, chronic wounds, chronic pain, depression, poor athletic performance, cardiovascular rehabilitation, migraine headaches, diabetic neuropathy, varicose and spider veins, and other conditions.

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless over-the-skin microcirculatory solution that has been validated to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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Innovative Collaboration: The Cutting Edge of Medicine Goes “Behind The Scenes”

LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) DECEMBER 11, 2019

Circularity is partnering with Telly Award-Winning “Behind the Scenes” to provide regular, ongoing, high-quality content from leading experts in a variety of fields with an initial focus on microcirculation science, regenerative medicine, and advanced wound healing and related symptoms. The show reaches 60 million households domestically.

“Behind The Scenes with Host Laurence Fishburne” is a public television icon that has won numerous awards and delivers precision idea-telling at its best. Circularity is an innovative healthcare organization that is health-bent on their trademarked slogan: “Improving Lives by Improving Blood Flow.” Their coming together to bring forward the ideas of modern health science on a stellar entertainment platform can only make for riveting content going forward. Viewers will find themselves in a win-win situation.

Watching informative content via this stylized venue will leave viewers feeling quite satisfied with their television watching experience. It is time well spent and information precisely delivered.

A Little More About Circularity

Circularity is concerned with bringing the very best in healthcare innovation to the public. In so doing, they have manufactured a product called D’OXYVA. This product has a two-pronged approach to health. First, it can be quite effective in reducing the debilitative effects of many of the diseases that are affecting the world today, such as COPD, diabetes, and cardiovascular illnesses. Secondly, Circularity’s D’OXYVA can be used in a preventative capacity to improve microcirculation. The concept of microcirculation has far-reaching implications in neurology, oncology, endocrinology, cardiovascular health, respiratory health, dermatology, diabetic wound healing or diabetic wound care and other major fields.

What “Behind The Scenes with Host Laurence Fishburne” Will Bring to the Table

Behind The Scenes has been an innovator in bringing information to the forefront in the public television space. The award-winning series features segments on the newest technologies, as well as fresh takes on existing entities, phenomenon, and natural occurrences. The show’s website boasts that the television series “highlights the evolution of education, medicine, science, technology and industry through inspiring stories.”

Aside from the Emmy-winning and Academy Award nominated actor Lawrence Fishburne as host, the program has an award-winning creative development team. Viewers walk away with a rich knowledge of the subject. Viewers may have known about this subject their whole lives, or it may be about something completely new. Viewers learn an evolving aspect of the topic which keeps the perspective fresh.

The dawning of a new age has appeared with this collaboration. Individuals who want to know more about what the health science field is bringing into our hospitals and doctors’ offices will not be disappointed. In today’s world, it is imperative that we are advocates for our own health.

Coming Soon: Miami ReLife’s Dr. Steven Gelbard

The first series is with Dr. Steven Gelbard, a nationally-famed authority with his ReLife Miami Institute on stem cells. Dr. Gelbard presents D’OXYVA’s Nobel Prize-winning science as a regenerative medicine. Dr. Gelbard is involving his direct contacts with top NFL players and other top sports celebrities in the monthly series, along with 25—40 top neurosurgeons and other experts working under ReLife.

Imagine having the ability to receive D’OXYVA and other innovative treatments and non-invasive procedures for chronic wound care amid the luxury of a five-star hotel. Behind The Scenes guest, Dr. Gelbard, a Tufts School of Medicine educated neurosurgeon, makes it happen right now. Medicine has left the hospital building and has become the proactive choice of the health conscious. We can all look forward to learning more about how to live a healthier and more informed lifestyle from this awe-inspiring episode.

According to Norbert Kiss, President and CEO of Circularity Healthcare, this collaboration is door busting. Mr. Kiss tells us, ”[We] can offer unprecedented access to this amazing Emmy-winning show called Behind the Scenes with very amazing terms due to our strategic involvement. We welcome any expert.”

Laurence Fishburne, host of Behind The Scenes,” beckons, “Join me as we all discover the endless ways to enjoy the skills and imagination.”

Don’t miss the evolution. It’s being televised. Circularity and Behind The Scenes—Stay tuned for a mind-fortifying experience!

Circularity Values:

We, at Circularity believe in a long-sought-after goal in health care; people should have access to one health application that solves most of their short and long term health issues without compromising other aspects of their health while doing this quickly, affordably, and without pain.
Circularity develops, manufactures and markets advanced technologies that significantly improve quality of life by improving some of the most essential physiological functions in the body.

About Behind The Scenes With Laurence Fishburne

Behind The Scenes is an award-winning program that highlights new stories and innovative concepts through groundbreaking short-form and long-form documentary presentation. The program, which is anchored by a veteran production team with decades of industry experience, is able to effectively communicate the most critical stories to a wide and diverse audience.

Behind The Scenes with Laurence Fishburne, has established an impressive and heralded career, amassing over one-hundred credits across the varied platforms of stage, television and film. He’s well known for major for roles in such films as; John Wick 2, Fantastic 4 Rise of the Silver Surfer, Mission Impossible III, Mystic River, Boyz n the Hood, What’s Love Got to Do With It, and Apocalypse Now. On the small screen, the award-winning and versatile actor played compelling roles in shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York and Hannibal. The Behind The Scenes Actor currently stars as Pops on the hit TV comedy Black-ish.

About Circularity Healthcare, LLC

Circularity Healthcare, LLC, located in Los Angeles, CA is a private biotech and medtech products and services company that designs, makes, markets, sells, distributes and licenses its own patented and patent pending technologies, such as its flagship non-invasive deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator product line, D’OXYVA®. One of the main mechanisms underlying D’OXYVA’s science received the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2019. Circularity enters into exclusive agreements with manufacturers to launch products and with large and small clinics and hospitals in order to help them enhance their profits and credit profiles with a wide variety of advanced products and services. In addition, Circularity Healthcare assists in the financing of equipment, working capital and also patient financing at industry-leading terms and speed.

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Wearable technology named top health and fitness trend for 2020

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More Americans are using wearable fitness trackers than ever to monitor their health, a trend the American College of Sports Medicine says is the top fitness trend for 2020, according to a recent survey.

ACSM’s “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2020” interviewed over 3,000 health and fitness professionals, all of which said that wearable technology will be the top trend in fitness next year, with millions of Americans already using such technology to monitor their exercises, heart rate, calorie consumption, sleep quality and step count.

“Wearable tech has become ingrained in today’s culture, and the industry shows no signs of slowing down,” said Walter R. Thompson, Ph.D., ACSM Past President and lead author of the survey and associate dean in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University in Atlanta. “Tech advances have made it easier than ever for users to collect important health metrics and work with fitness professionals and health care providers to improve exercise efficiency, develop healthy lifestyles, manage chronic diseases and, ultimately, increase quality of life.”

This year, ACSM published a new article alongside the survey, “Regional Comparisons: The Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends,” which compared the top 20 fitness and health-related trends in North America, South America, Europe and China in an effort to gain a better understanding of global developments throughout different regions worldwide. The same methodology was used by ACSM’s “Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends” in tracking these global trends.

“Through the regional comparison we hope to enhance the scope, reach and relevance of the ACSM fitness trends survey to truly make it an international collaboration,” said Vanessa M. Kercher, Ph.D., M.Ed., co-author of the regional comparison article and a clinical assistant professor in the school of public health at Indiana University. “We plan to continue developing our international partnerships with the goal of improving and expanding the implementation and methodology of the ACSM fitness trends survey. By doing so, we aim to identify fitness trends specific to different international regions so we can explore and communicate regional similarities and differences to readers.”

Wearable fitness devices are expected to evolve quite a bit in the coming years, with Apple patenting  “smart clothes” technology last year that can measure heart rate, blood sugar levels, blood pressure, electrocardiograms, blood oxygen levels and respiration rates all through sensors woven into clothing fabric.

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

Is your wearable really fitness technology or just more of a fad? If your wearable records heart rate, blood pressure, blood sugar, blood flow (perfusion index), blood oxygen (SpO2), blood pH, we challenge you to prove that you have the best wearable by testing its efficiency with D’OXYVA.

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

Results of improved blood flow (perfusion index) is visible in just after 5 minutes of D’OXYVA therapy and on its highest just after 30 minutes!

Are you up for the challenge? Register below to get further details! Amazing prizes await!

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Trump Ready To Force Transparency In Healthcare Pricing With An Executive Order

The Trump Administration wants to make it easier for patients and employers to comparison shop for healthcare. On transparency, one can’t fault the Administration for not trying.

So far, the measures implemented have mostly been baby steps. But, this is about to change as President Trump is expected to soon release an executive order on healthcare price transparency. If enacted, this executive order would mandate disclosure of prices throughout the healthcare industry, and be enforceable by federal agencies. It would provide patients and employers pricing data that reflect the negotiated rates between insurers, hospitals, and physicians.

In the lead-up to this week’s expected announcement on the executive order, the Trump Administration has been gradually chipping away to uncover the murky world of healthcare pricing. For example, in October 2018, President Trump signed two bills into law, the Know the Lowest Price Act and the Patients’ Right to Know Drug Prices Act. These bills removed pharmacy gag clauses, imposed by pharmacy benefit managers, which had prevented pharmacists from proactively telling consumers if their prescription would cost less if they paid for it out-of-pocket rather than using their insurance plan.

And, this month, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertisements of prescription drugs on television will soon be required to include price information.

Nonetheless, the pharmacy gag clause bills and requirement to include list price information in DTC advertisements only incrementally address prescription drug price transparency. A much bigger step would be to overhaul the prescription drug rebate system, as proposed by HHS. However, it’s unclear whether and when that will happen.

Ultimately, drug price transparency alone won’t be sufficient to create conditions conducive to a competitive market. It needs to be coupled with dissemination of information on which medications are the most effective for specific conditions or diseases. There have been a number of efforts in the commercial sector to address this issue; MedSavvy, for example, which is a Cambia Health Solutions company. Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield offers MedSavvy to its customers. The federal government is also supporting initiatives to improve the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s publication of usable information on comparative effectiveness to consumers. But it’s been a very slow process with few tangible results thus far.

The Trump Administration has also focused on disseminating information regarding the quality of physician practices that serve Medicare beneficiaries. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) established a website called Physician Compare. However, nearly 80% of physicians aren’t included in the website database. Reporting is voluntary, and so there’s selection bias when it comes to the performance data that do appear. Moreover, the website doesn’t include a comparison of fees for physician services.

Beginning January 1st this year, the federal government is requiring every hospital in the U.S. to post lists of prices of services and technologies online. Such lists are known in the industry as “chargemasters” that comprise of prices of thousands of services and products for which a hospital may bill.

But, CMS acknowledges it is not yet enforcing the hospital pricing rule. Furthermore, implementation of the rules has sparked a debate about whether the price lists are creating more confusion than clarity among patients. Services and products are identified in acronyms, abbreviations, billing codes, and medical terminology that most consumers can’t be expected to understand.

Additionally, the chargemaster lists don’t normally reflect actual transaction charges because hospitals and insurers generally negotiate significantly lower prices. And, hospitals and insurers are resisting public disclosure of negotiated prices. This week’s expected announcement of an executive order may make such resistance a moot point.

Most patients don’t comparison shop for medical care. Some might not be in a position to do so. Others may simply balk. Perhaps this is due in large part to patients not being used to comparison shopping, or to the opaque character of pricing in the healthcare system. As more useful information becomes available, perhaps patients will begin to do more comparison shopping. which in turn will lead to a more competitive market.

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only affordable, fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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7 Subtle Signs That Prove You’re Not As Healthy As You Think You Are

When you say healthy, it often brings to mind an image of person that exercises all the time and only eats nutritious food while avoiding junk like candy and fast food. However, it actually demands so much more than that. Truth is, being truly healthy means that one should have a sense of “physical, mental, and social wellbeing, and the resources to live a full life.”

Of course, we don’t always think of it that way. In fact, in most cases, eating heathy and pairing it with consistent exercise is more than enough. However, while being classified as “overweight” or “underweight” is an obvious sign of being unhealthy, there are also other not-so-obvious signs — ones that you may be ignoring. And ones that may mean you’re not as healthy as you believe you are. Below are some of them.

  1. Snoring – You may think it’s just an embarrassing act, but it can also indicate that you’re not that healthy. In fact, snoring is linked to a variety of health conditions, including sleep apnea, heart disease, and even stroke.
  2. Constant skin breakouts – Skin breakouts are also a sign of general unhealthiness, and unfortunately, there’s no single cause. However, thanks to face mapping, we can now easily adjust our lifestyle based on where we get breakouts. Chin acne for example, means we have to eat healthier, while forehead acne means we need better sleep and hygiene.
  3. The white of your eyes aren’t as white – This one is more subtle, but basically, if your eyes are a tad yellowish, it indicates that you may have complications in your bile ducts, gall bladder, liver or pancreas. There’s also red eyes, which come from lack of sleep and exhaustion.
  4. Your nails have an odd color and texture – A yellowish color in your nails is believed to be caused by fluid build-up and inadequate circulation in the body.
  5. Being gassy – Excessive gas can be signs of an irritable bowel syndrome, lactose intolerance, and celiac disease.
  6. Constant exhaustion – This one is obvious, but continuous exhaustion means that you may have iron deficiency, too little exercise, and even dehydration.
  7. Your urine doesn’t have a pale color – The color, smell, and density of urine can reveal what’s going on in our body. And in this case, having urine that has a darker color or has a strong scent means that you should probably get yourself checked by a doctor ASAP.

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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“People are dying”: Diabetics rationing insulin amid rising drug prices

Drug manufacturers were grilled Wednesday about the skyrocketing price of insulin, which has doubled in the last five years and led some patients to ration the life-saving drug. One study finds the underuse of insulin could affect nearly 40 million people with diabetes by 2030.

“Nobody cared or nobody understood that without this next vial of insulin, I wouldn’t live to see another week,” said 28-year-old Kristen Whitney Daniels.

She started rationing her insulin after she was kicked off her parents’ insurance plan two years ago.

“I can’t really explain how isolating and how terrifying it is,” she said.

She’s now a patient at the Yale Diabetes Center, where a recent Journal of American Medical Association study found one in four patients reported “cost-related underuse.” Dr. Kasia Lipska treats patients at the clinic, and was the study’s lead author. She testified on Capitol Hill last week.

  • Woman says her son couldn’t afford his insulin – now he’s dead
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“This vial of insulin cost just $21 when it first came on the market in 1996. It now costs $275,” she said.

Some drug makers are already reacting to the outrage. On Wednesday, Sanofi announced it will cut the price of insulin for uninsured patients and those who pay cash to $99 per month. But that doesn’t eliminate advocate concerns.

“People are dying from lack of access to a drug that has been around for almost a century. I think it’s unconscionable,” Lipska said.

Insulin manufacturers told CBS News they’ve taken steps to address prices, including offering free medication to people who quality.

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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Patients are transforming from passive recipients of healthcare services to active participants in their own health

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here.

 

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The consumerization of healthcare — a fundamental shift in patients’ preferences, behaviors, and demands around healthcare services — is threatening hospitals’ bottom lines. For the first time, patients are transforming from passive recipients of healthcare services to active participants in their own health. They’re flocking to online review sites to choose which doctor to see, skipping hospital visits in favor of a health clinic in their local CVS, and aren’t afraid to ditch providers that don’t offer them an engaging experience.

The superior customer service expectations of millennials, declines in hospital profitability, and threats from startup providers and retail pharmacies intensify the need for providers to revamp the patient experience. Providers’ current engagement capabilities are weak, and deficiencies around scheduling, appointment wait times, and billing are dragging on patient satisfaction, driving patients elsewhere and draining provider revenue.

In The Healthcare Consumerization ReportBusiness Insider Intelligence explores the trends that are driving providers to revamp their care services. We then outline how patients’ expectations for transparency, convenience, and access are transforming the way they interact with providers across each stage of care. Finally, we detail strategies health systems and hospitals can implement to create a consumer-centric patient experience that fosters satisfaction, loyalty, and patient volume.

The companies mentioned in this report are: 98point6, BayCare, Cleveland Clinic, CVS, Integris, Kaiser Permanente, Luma Health, New York-Presbyterian, One Medical, Publix, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Yelp, and Zocdoc.

Here are some of the key takeaways from the report:

 

  • The consumerization of healthcare is redefining how consumers engage with providers across each stage of care.
  • But the vast majority of healthcare providers haven’t sufficiently altered their services to align with current patient expectations. Only 8% of US hospitals and health systems demonstrate strong consumer-centric performance, per a 2018 Kaufman Hall survey.
  • Failure to react to patient preferences hurts provider organizations’ bottom lines. US hospital profit margins are already thinning, and an emerging reimbursement model that ties a portion of providers’ compensation to patient satisfaction means providers can’t afford to preserve the status quo.
  • Alternative players with consumer-focused healthcare services threaten to poach patients from traditional health systems. Tech-focused primary care startups, like One Medical and 98point6, and retail outlets, like Target, Walmart, and CVS, offer patients on-demand access to healthcare providers via mobile apps and convenient locations to receive healthcare services, drawing them away from incumbent health systems.
  • In order to retain patients — and keep them from straying to alternative care services — providers must transform their services with an emphasis on transparency, access, and ongoing engagement outside of the clinic.
  • Healthcare providers that tailor their services to the new healthcare consumer will be well positioned to see growth. Alternatively, businesses that don’t implement these changes could find themselves falling behind the rest of the industry or closing their doors for good.

 

In full, the report:

  • Details how patient behavior, preferences, and expectations have changed.
  • Outlines the demographic and industry trends that should add a sense of urgency for providers to revamp the patient experience.
  • Summarizes how the patient experience providers currently offer isn’t conducive to loyalty and is likely driving patients to nonhospital services.
  • Explains strategies health systems and hospitals can implement to create a consumer-centric patient experience that fosters satisfaction, loyalty, and patient volume.
  • Offers examples of provider organizations that have successfully adopted new strategies to encourage patient-doctor communication, improve satisfaction, and drive scheduling capacity.

 

Reference: https://www.businessinsider.com/the-healthcare-consumerization-report-2018-11?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29

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Apple Watch 4 can detect D’OXYVA’s benefits.

Did you recently buy yourself a Christmas gift?

Would it happen to be the new Apple Watch Series 4? If so, did you know you can use it to detect D’OXYVA’s benefits?

D’OXYVA is the only fully non-invasive, completely painless, transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits your health, your immune system and your overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

D’OXYVA® plays a vital role in regulating and creating homeostasis (stability) in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) or, more precisely, between its main two functions, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nerve activities.

D’OXYVA® has been shown to achieve this by stimulating parasympathetic nerve activities that are responsible for “rest and digest” functions, reducing heart rate, blood pressure, calming, regenerating, healing, and energy reservation.

About Apple Watch 4

One of the biggest upgrades to the Apple Watch Series 4 from its predecessor is its ability to record an electrocardiogram and detect issues with how the user’s heart is functioning. The company’s FDA-approved feature is now live for users in the US.

The device can detect irregularities in your heartbeat, which can point to critical conditions like atrial fibrillation that may result in a stroke. If your Watch classifies your rhythm as a high heart rate or atrial fibrillation, you’ll want to talk to your doctor.

However, it’s worth noting that the Watch only records a basic single-lead ECG, so it can’t detect a stroke, heart attack, or other heart conditions like the 12-lead ECGs taken at a doctor’s office.

If you’re using a Watch Series 4 in the US, here’s how you can take an ECG:

• Ensure your device is updated to watch OS 5.1.2 and paired with an iPhone 5s or later with iOS 12.1.1 on board.

• Set up the ECG app by opening Apple Health on your device and following the on-screen instructions. A prompt should show up automatically, but if you don’t see it, head to Health Data > Heart > Electrocardiogram (ECG).

• Wear your Watch 4 with a snug fit on the wrist you’ve specified in the Apple Watch app (you can find or change this in the Apple Watch app; tap the My Watch tab, then head to General > Watch Orientation).

• Launch the ECG app on your Watch.

• Rest your arms comfortably on a table or in your lap.

• Hold your finger on the Digital Crown without pressing down for 30 seconds. You’ll then see your results and any symptoms that the device detects.
Tap Save to record your symptoms.

• To review your ECG, open the Health app on your iPhone and head to the Health Data tab. Then, tap Heart > Electrocardiogram (ECG), and tap the ECG. You’ll find an option to export a PDF of it, which you can share with your doctor.

 

References:
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/apple-wa…
https://www.doxyva.com/kb_results.asp?ID=64

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Did you know when used in a regimen, D`OXYVA users have reported a number of health and beauty benefits?

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OPTIMIZE BLOOD CIRCULATION FOR A WIDE VARIETY OF SIGNIFICANT OUTCOMES

D’OXYVA® (deoxyhemoglobin vasodilator) in various clinical trials has validated leading independent research results and demonstrated above-average results in improving a host of physiological functions at the same time.

People using D’OXYVA® have recorded significant improvements in cardiovascular activity leading to much improved physical activity. As part of a healthy lifestyle, D’OXYVA may help significantly reduce the risk of high blood pressure, hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes in just two or three months, with an average use of 5 minutes a day and 5 times a week.

Poor circulation is a gateway for a litany of ailments: slow healing, depression, poor complexion, sores, slow metabolism, and more.

D’OXYVA significantly improves sustained oxygen-rich microcirculatory blood flow locally and throughout the body. Its patented method of fully non-invasive, painless, and harmless transdermal delivery is unique only to D’OXYVA.

When used daily, D’OXYVA users have reported a number of health and beauty benefits, including but not limited to:

  • Relief from symptoms of microvascular complications
  • Significantly increased cardiac function, physical fitness, endurance and strength, muscle size, body tone, faster recovery from sports injuries and surgical trauma
  • Improved self-esteem via promoting healthy and radiant skin, complexion, dry skin relief, and acne reduction
  • Significant reduction in downtime from other skin treatments and cosmetic procedures when used in combination, reduction in the appearance of scars, cellulite, fat, spider veins and stretch marks
  • Promoting and maintaining a healthy weight, improving general mobility, deeper, more restful sleep
  • Significant improvement of mental acuity; concentration, problem solving, multitasking, eye-hand coordination, heightened stamina, energy, and focus while managing stress
  • Improved vitals across the board during checkups with zero adverse event reports after years of regular use by people with various health, demographic, and ethnic backgrounds

HOW D’OXYVA CAN HELP?

D’OXYVA is the only fully noninvasive, completely painless transdermal (over-the-skin) microcirculatory solution that has been clinically tested to significantly improve microcirculation.

The improvement of microcirculation, i.e., blood flow to the smallest blood vessels, benefits one’s health, immune system and overall sense of well-being in a variety of ways.

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8 Warning Signs of Poor Blood Circulation

Poor blood circulation is the start of numerous other ailments.

What causes poor blood circulation?

Low blood circulation is caused by different underlying conditions. The most common ones are atherosclerosis (“hardening of the arteries) and peripheral artery disease (PAD).

If you experience symptoms of blood circulation problems, consult your physician right away. Poor circulation can lead to heart attack, stroke and even death.

What are the signs of poor blood circulation?

Symptoms of poor blood circulation mostly occur in the hands, feet, arms, and legs. Here are 8 signs to look out for…

  1. Leg Pain While Walking

A common symptom of poor blood circulation is pain or cramping of your leg or hip muscles. This is felt while walking, climbing stairs or another similar physical activity. This is a condition called intermittent claudication, which is a sign of PAD.

  1. Numbness and Weakness

Your arms or legs may feel weak or numb. This can happen while you are moving, or even sitting still.

If these symptoms in your arms and legs come about suddenly and are accompanied by impaired or slurred speech and drooping facial muscles, you may have low blood circulation to your brain due to atherosclerosis.

Poor circulation in the arteries which supply blood to the brain can cause a stroke.

  1. Coldness and Swelling

If your feet, hands or lower legs feel cold all the time for no apparent reason – it is a sign of poor blood circulation.

Low blood circulation due to PAD or atherosclerosis tends to produce coldness in one foot, hand or leg more than the other. You could also notice swelling in your extremities due to poor circulation, particularly in your legs and feet.

  1. Non-healing Sores

Sores on your feet or legs that don’t seem to heal are a common sign. You may also notice that ulcers or infections in your legs and feet heal very slowly.

You may also notice that you’re losing hair on your legs and feet or that your hair is growing slower than normal. Your toenails may grow slowly as well.

  1. Changes in Skin Colour

Poor circulation can cause your skin in your arms, hands, legs and feet to change colour. You may notice that your skin looks “shiny”.

Your legs and feet may turn pale or bluish in colour, due to the poor blood and oxygen delivery to your extremities.

  1. Weak Pulse in Your Legs

Poor blood circulation due to atherosclerosis or PAD can cause your pulse to become weak in your feet or legs.

When the pulse in your limbs is weak or absent, this means that there is little or no blood circulation to these areas.

The most common method that doctors use to determine blood flow problems is to check your pulse in the leg and groin areas.

  1. Chest Pain

Chest pain or angina, and other symptoms of a heart attack are signs of poor blood circulation in the arteries to your heart.

This may be a sign of atherosclerosis in these arteries. If you have chest pain, you should see your doctor right away to prevent a potentially life-threatening medical problem.

  1. Erectile Dysfunction

If you’re a man, experiencing erectile dysfunction can be a sign of low blood circulation.

Erectile problems can indicate poor blood flow to your groin and lower extremities due to one or more blocked, clogged, or narrowed arteries.

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